Welcome to WISE 2009!

In today’s economy, information technology (IT) has fundamentally transformed information availability, changing the economics and business practices in a wide range of industries. As a consequence, there are numerous aspects of information-based products, information-based industries, and the use of information and IT in business and society that are sufficiently unique to warrant new research that improves our understanding of their economics.

As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, WISE remains the pre-eminent forum for the discussion of new research relating to the economic impacts of information, IT, and their use.

Specific Areas of Interest

WISE focuses on the economic consequences of IT advances and innovations. We welcome new research on how
information and IT transform business and society that is supported by economic theories and methodologies.
Specific areas of interest include:

• The effects of IT on industrial organization and firm boundaries
• Productivity and performance effects of IT
• The economics of digital products and information goods
• Electronic commerce and electronic markets
• Network effects in products and industries
• The economics of standards, compatibility and interoperability
• Social network analysis and the economics of social media
• The economic consequences of IT-enabled outsourcing and IT services
• Digital piracy and IT-related intellectual property issues
• The economics of software development and related methodology innovations
• Data-based marketing and pricing
• Macroeconomic effects of progress in information technologies
• Implications of IT for differentiation and competitive outcomes
• The unique antitrust and regulatory challenges presented by IT industries
• The social impact of the information systems academic community

Important Dates
Submissions accepted:
Tuesday September 1, 2009
Submission deadline:
Tuesday September 15, 2009
Notice of acceptance:
Tuesday October 13, 2009
Drafts due for discussion:
Tuesday November 24, 2009
Online registration opens:
Tuesday October 27, 2009
Early registration closes:
Tuesday November 24, 2009
Online registration closes:
Tuesday December 8, 2009